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* We triage all urgent on the day appointment requests. All patients who are 12 years or younger will be seen in the practice on the same day if clinically required. See appointments tab for more details.

* We have two young and enthusiastic Doctors. One has special interest in orthopaedics/minor surgery and the other has special interest in diabetes/CHD. We also have a Practice Nurse who can initiate insulin for diabetic patients.

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Chronic Disease Clinics
Please contact the surgery to make an appointment with the nurse for annual review for the following diseases eg, COPD, Asthma, Diabetes, CHD, Epilepsy, Learning Disabilities etc.

Family Planning Clinics
Surgery runs family planning clinics. For advice or any procedures please contact surgery to book appointment.

Minor Surgery
For joint injections and other minor surgery procedures please contact the reception staff for further information.

Health Trainers
Surgery has a health trainer who can advise patients on healthy eating, weight management and exercise.
Please contact Receptionist to book appointment

Out of Hours and Weekends
For urgent advice and treatment when our practice is closed, call BARDOC on
0161 763 4242

What's a mid-stream urine sample?

A mid-stream urine sample means you don't collect the first or last part of urine that comes out. This reduces the risk of the sample being contaminated with bacteria from:

  • your hands 

  • the skin around the urethra, the tube that carries urine out of the body

What urine samples are used for

Your GP or another healthcare professional may ask for a urine sample to help them diagnose or rule out certain health conditions.

Urine contains waste products that are filtered out of the body. If the sample contains anything unusual, it may indicate an underlying health problem.

Urine tests are most commonly carried out to check:

Collecting a urine sample

Your doctor or another healthcare professional should give you a container and explain how you should collect the urine sample. 

You can collect a urine sample at any time of day, unless your GP or practice nurse advises you otherwise.

The types of urine sample you might be asked for include a random specimen, first morning specimen or timed collection.

To collect a clean urine sample:

  • label the container with your name, date of birth and the date

  • wash your hands 

  • start to urinate and collect a sample of urine "mid-stream" in a sterile screw-top container

  • screw the lid of the container shut

  • wash your hands thoroughly

Follow any other instructions your doctor gives you.

Storing a urine sample until you hand it in

If you can't hand your urine sample in within an hour, you should keep it in the fridge at around 4C (39F) for no longer than 24 hours. Put the container of urine in a sealed plastic bag first. 

The bacteria in the urine sample can multiply if it isn't kept in a fridge. If this happens, it could affect the test results.

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